Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi.
Director: Umesh Shukla.
What’s Good: There is no tiresome scene for the audience and the trio of Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor & Jimit Trivedi have given a proper ratio of humour and drama throught the movie.
What’s Bad: There is nothing in the movie to be categorised as bad..!! You can’t notice anything bad even if you watch 102 not out 102 times.
Script Analysis: Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out portraits a man of that age who wants to stay alive longer. He basically wants to shatter the world record for staying at the crease for the maximum amount of time. There are some movies that needs your presence, 102 Not Out is one such film. The movie is of only 102 minutes, still at the end you’re filled with so many emotions you feel overwhelmed. Abhijat Joshi has been specially thanked in the credits and throughout the movie you feel his magical presence.
Star Performance: Amitabh Bachchan is more than being perfect, he’s literally having time of his life in this one. He masters the Gujarati accent and has an effortless dialogue delivery. Rishi Kapoor has restricted his inner kid to pop out in the film by adapting a serious shade. Jimit Trivedi is making his Bollywood comeback with 102 Not Out. He shines like a gem thorught the movie and must say this movie marks a great comeback which will get him many offers from Bollywood very soon.
Direction and Music: A director needs a good script to blend the moments well and here he got everything decorated on a platter. Umesh Shukla has made a beautiful film and this movie will hugely depend on the word of mouth. Vishal Patil’s screenplay is noteworthy. While Shukla tries to make the film feel beautiful, Vishal tries to make the film look beautiful.
Songs by Salim-Sulaiman are very good. Arijit Singh’s Bachche Ki Jaangoes well with the situation, it’s background music has been used very interestingly throughout the film. Kulfi is the highlight of light moments and it’s written brilliantly by Saumya Joshi.
Watch or Not: All said and done, once in a blue moon we get to see such films- a pure family entertainer from the word go. The makers explore the concept of ‘Don’t die till you’re alive’ without being preachy. You’ll come out of the theater loving Amitabh Bachchan & Rishi Kapoor a bit more.